Shakespeare’s Sonnets

William Shakespeare
Summary

Sonnet 94

Summary Sonnet 94

The major themes of this poem are continued in the far simpler Sonnet 95, in which the metaphoric relation between the hurtful, aristocratic young man and the festering flower is developed: “How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame / Which, like a canker in the fragrant rose, / Doth spot the beauty of thy budding name!”